Home to the arts, the city of Cardiff is the ideal location to study Music in. It is one of only three UK cities with both a professional opera company (the Welsh National Opera) and a professional orchestra (the BBC National Orchestra of Wales).
Music is highly influential in all cultures, and can be used to reflect society, as a form of entertainment, an art form, and much more.
There are many aspects of Music that are not always considered, including the high level of skill required to perform, the theory behind the composition and the creativity needed. Obtaining a degree in Music enables students to develop these skills for entry into a career in the field.
If you play an instrument and would like to turn your hobby into a career, then Music could be the course for you!
What will I learn?
Students will gain the skills to continue learning their instrument to excellent standards. Students will also learn the theory and history behind music and its cultural implications.The other major focus will be composition and students will be taught the skills to produce music for an ensemble.
Students who have graduated from music have in the past become lecturers, musicians, music writers, radio producers, journalists and arts managers employed by organisations such the BBC, the Arts Council and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.